Dental

A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. The House of Commons has voted to pass third reading of the Liberal’s dental-care benefit bill, which will allow the government to send cheques to modest-income families to pay for their kids’ dental needs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

Federal dental care benefit gets go-ahead from House of Commons

Bill gives children in families who make less than $90,000 a year as much as $650 per child

 

A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. The House of Commons standing committee on health voted Monday night to adopt Bill C-31, sending it back to the House for a vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

New dental benefit vulnerable to fraud without verification measures: PBO

Liberals fast-tracked Bill C-31 through the health committee Monday

 

A man wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 rides a bike past a photograph of a woman smiling outside a dental office, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Economic and public policy experts warn the federal dental benefit may not reach the families who are most in need because the government has chosen to distribute it through the tax system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Using tax system for social benefits a ‘sticking point’ for dental benefit: experts

Critics say many low-income families are less likely to file tax returns

 

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach stood up to speak in the Chamber during Question Period on 11 February, 2022. (Photo: Bernard Thibodeau/House of Commons Photo Services)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP commends first step of national dental care plan

As of Dec. 1, kids under 12 will qualify for $650 to put toward dental care

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach stood up to speak in the Chamber during Question Period on 11 February, 2022. (Photo: Bernard Thibodeau/House of Commons Photo Services)
A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. University of Calgary associate economics professor Lindsay Tedds warns the federal dental benefit for children opens families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy

Expert flags potential for dental-care clawbacks as result of federal program

Government plans to offer cheques of up to $650 to qualifying low- and middle-income families

A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. University of Calgary associate economics professor Lindsay Tedds warns the federal dental benefit for children opens families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy
Jean-Yves Duclos responds to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The health minister is expected to table dental-care legislation today that would let the government send cheques to low- and-middle income families to help them pay for their kids’ oral health services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dental-care legislation one of the first bills on the docket as parliament resumes

Plan a key element of the Liberal party’s supply and confidence agreement with the NDP

Jean-Yves Duclos responds to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The health minister is expected to table dental-care legislation today that would let the government send cheques to low- and-middle income families to help them pay for their kids’ oral health services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party was willing to be flexible on the first phase of the government's dental-care plans, but the NDP will bend no further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

NDP won’t bend any further on federal dental-care plan, Singh warns

Feds initially to send cheques to qualifying families, rather than launch full-fledged program

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party was willing to be flexible on the first phase of the government's dental-care plans, but the NDP will bend no further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

Feds have until end of the year to provide some kind of coverage for children under the age of 12

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals still mulling delivery of dental care as clock ticks to fulfil pledge to NDP

The plan is to fully implement federal dental care program by 2025

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Dental care program could cost nearly double what federal government originally thought

Program a key element of the Liberal government’s deal with the NDP to stay in power

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A Nunavut mother says her 12-year-old son Howard, pictured here, lost 15 pounds since February while waiting for a decaying tooth to be removed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘Hurts so much:’ Over 1,000 Nunavut children on wait-list for dental surgery

The territory’s only hospital, in Iqaluit, is the sole place where general anesthesia can be given

A Nunavut mother says her 12-year-old son Howard, pictured here, lost 15 pounds since February while waiting for a decaying tooth to be removed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO